Japan places unilateral sanctions on nine North Korean entities, 26 individuals

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November 7 2017

The Japanese cabinet on Wednesday approved new unilateral sanctions on nine North Korean entities and 26 individuals, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in a statement to press.  The designated individuals and organizations reportedly work outside of the DPRK – in China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Libya.

“We absolutely cannot tolerate North Korea’s provocative acts of ignoring several warnings by the international community,” Suga said during a regular news briefing.  The Chief Cabinet Secretary said Tokyo has “seriously considered” unilateral measures freezing the assets of designated entities and individuals since the adoption by the UN Security Council (UNSC) of resolution 2375 in September.